“A Doll’s House” is a famous novel and its story is circle around a wealthy banker and his immature wife. The main idea of this novel is to reveal the 19th Norway’s gender discriminations. This book was originally published in Dec, 04, 1879 by Copenhagen. By genera it belongs to the category of drama novel. It has total 139 pages. Its main characters are Torvald, Nora, Christine and Nils.
Books Author: “Henrik Ibsen”
“Henrik Ibsen” was born in March, 20, 1828 in Skein Municipality, Norway. His most prominent books are as: A Doll’s House, Ghosts, An Enemy of the People and Hedda Gabler. He is also known for realism. He was deid on May 23, 1906, Oslo, Norway.
Introduction to “A Doll’s House”
“A Doll’s House” is written by “Henrik Ibsen” and the story is circle around a banker called Torvald Helmer and his wife Nora. Nora is a careless woman and she acts like a kids. But she loves her husband and her kids. Nora faced a huge numbers of troubles in her life to save her husband and her family. This book teaches us various lessons such as we have to be true ourselves and relationships can be sustain with honesty. The whole features and aspects of this story are placed in an accurate manner with the aim to convey the core messages in an accurate manner.
Summary of “A Doll’s House”
The story of this book is revolved around a wealthy banker maned as Torvald Helmer and his wife Nora. Nora loves her kids and husband too much while Torvald also loves Nora and talks to her like a child and call her with a diiferent sweet names. Nora spends her life in a peaceful manner because her husband is serving on a good position in banks.
On the other hand, she is very worried about a big secret. Almost eight years ago, when her husband was sick and she did a forge signature of her dad for a loan. She got the money and saved Torvalds life. She is paying back the money with the hand of a boy named as Nils Krogstad who is associated with the bank. She is always worry about Nils because he is not much more trustworthy.
The story of “A Doll’s House” is further proceed and one day Trovald fire Nils from his job. And then he threaten Nora. He really wants to get back his job and he forced Nora to talk her husband about his job back, otherwise he will reveal his secret to Torvald. Often times, Nora tries to motivate her husband but he says no. Then she meets her close friend named as Christine for help.
Christine tries to motivate Trovald but he refuse her. These all sudden challenges make hurt Nora and several times she tries to end her life. But after few days, she makes a plan which is too much risky. She give a forge check from her husband to pay off her loan. She is quite aware that it is too much dangerous for her but she did it just for safe her husband and her kids.
The story is proceed further and one day suddenly Christine comes to Nora’s house and tell that Nils sent a letter to Travold and he reveal all her secrets. Nora feels more panic after having this news. Travold read the letter and feel really hurt. He then ask to Nora about the fake signature. Then, Nora admit her mistake. Travold does not trust and he realized that Nora tells a lie to him.
Nora gets anger and she states that she cannot be a good mother for her children’s anymore. She decide to breakdown her relation with Travold. During these tense situations, one of the man named as Dr. Rank shows his love to Nora and Nora reject him and states that she wants to alive alone. Travold tries to motivate her but she ignored him. She told that she leave him and his kids forever and she wats to go away from their lives.
“Henrik Ibsen” is a 19th century’s prominent writer and his ways of writing in the book “A Doll’s House” is very easy to understand and approach. He explains various complex but well-developed characters that talks to each other in a simple but real ways. He defines the gender role of 19th Norway in a broad ways with the aims to convey his core message in an easy manner. “Henrik Ibsen” elaborates the life related themes in a detailed manner because he wants to talks on gender discrimination and other real issues in an accurate and appropriate manner to accelerate the interest and understanding level of readers.
He prefers to use short sentences and words to balance the tone and pace of this story. He did not use dry jargons and difficult vocabularies throughout the book. “Henrik Ibsen” placed plots, themes and opening and closing points in a satisfactory and professional way throughout the story. Although, he also encourages the readers to think critically and allow them to draw their own views about the future of this book.
The novel “A Doll’s House” had received mostly positive reviews from its readers and critics alike since its publication. It was awarded for its broad explanation regaring the discrimination of 19th Norway. This book is also praised for its engaging plot and well-educated characters. It has been sold millions of copies since its publiction and it also has been translated 100 different languages worldwide. This novel won many awards including the Tony Award Best Revival of a play.
Conclusion of “A Doll’s House”
“A Doll’s House” is authored by “Henrik Ibsen” is an interesting novel that talks on honesty, loyalty and gender discriminations of 19th Norway. It give us numerous lessons like the importance of honesty, truth and freedom in a relationship. The pace, tone and storylines of this book can inspire almost all kinds of readers. The author had elaborated all aspects of story in a concise and simple but a broad way. If you are looking for a drama book just like it, then grab it and read whole things you need. This book is suitable for adults and mature readers. I highly recommended this book to all of them who love to read drama novels.
Q: What are three main themes of the play A doll’s House?
Gender discrimination, Money and Work and Love are the main themes of this play.
Q: Is a doll’s house a feminist play?
Yes, it is a feminist play.
Q: What is the central idea of a doll’s house?
The central idea of this play is the restriction of gender roles in marriage and in society.
Q: Is a doll house a tragedy or comedy?
It’s a tragedy play.
Q: Is a doll’s house naturalism or realism?
It’s an example of realism.
Q: What style is used in a doll’s house?
Repetition, onomatopoeia, alliteration and assonance are used in this play.
Q: Who is Nora’s father in a doll’s house?
Torvald Helmer is the father of Nora.
Q: Who are the characters in a doll’s house?
Nora Helmer, Torvald Helmer, their three children, Mrs. Linde, Dr. Rank, and Nils Krogstad are the characters of this play.
Q: What literary theories are in a doll’s house?
The Feminist Literary Theory.
Q: What is the tone of the doll’s House?
The tone of A Doll’s House is objective and somewhat standoffish.